Skip to main content

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: GerryO Date: Jun 29, 2014 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was your question?

Excellent!

http://s.pixogs.com/image/R-2919297-1368924312-6351.jpeg

http://www.kfat.com/kfat.gif

This post was modified by GerryO on 2014-06-29 20:37:46

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jun 29, 2014 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was your question?

Jerry and GD never played any straight-up western swing or Bob Wills music as far as we know, right? But they sure as heck got dosed pretty good - most of them - back in the early days, and so did a lot of us, along with the band.

What would have happened if Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys got dosed in their prime?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: grephan Date: Jul 3, 2014 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was your question?

Bob Wills did not need to be dosed.He just was. Ah Haa

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jul 1, 2014 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was your question about taping?

Several years ago, I recall hearing some comments made by notable-name GD tapers. It's on a (taper-interview?) recording that circulates around. They mentioned how they had their tape decks seized at the door (several of them, several times? - I can't recall). Their gear was "checked in" and they were allowed in for the shows, same as you. If I remember correctly, this was 1976 or 1977-ish, and it appeared "minorly common" for tapers. That's why I flagged your ass, Gerry. I had never heard of this in your era, 1970. I'm like, WtF? Maybe this coat-check stuff was just for (GD) tapers in the S.F. area (maybe just Bill Graham's shows)?

We know the Dead "officially allowed taping" a bit later on. And sometimes they allowed tapers before this policy was official. Otherwise, it was either coat-check for tape decks or they did tape-confiscations during or after the show. Even when GD's crew had Hell's Angels security come from backstage and seize my tape near the end of the show on July 31, 1973: a) the extremely huge H.A. dude was notably polite to me, and he was very professional; b) he only asked me "for my tape" - the cassette that I was recording on (reel 3) with my tape deck slung over my shoulder; c) the first two reels were already recorded, and these cassettes were inside my pockets; d) he never asked for these tapes, and there is NO WAY this guy was stupid; e) then GD gave my tape back to us anyway.

I taped a lot of shows. By comparison, I got caught by the security crew while I was secretly recording a non-Dead show inside Carnegie Hall in 1974. Two security dudes busted into my booth with flashlights in the middle of the concert. They found my taping gear hidden away and I was recording with it. I was escorted out of my seat and taken away from the audience. My friends were horrified, sort of, because I disappeared. Then security frisked me and searched everything I had. They took ALL my cassettes. Then they kicked me out of Carnegie Hall.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: GerryO Date: Jul 1, 2014 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What was your question about taping?

Recorded at a local (Oakland, CA) Bill Graham show in 69-Nov, "Live'r Than You'll Ever Be" sort of ruined it for tapers attending SF Bay Area and most Bill Graham events.

Your '74 Carnegie Hall bust sounds like it was a tense situation. They simply should have charged extra if you wanted to bring a recorder along, and again, so much wonderful history lost forever.